Advanced Color Mixing Training in Acrylics & Oil Paints

This intensive course is designed for trainees seeking to elevate their understanding and mastery of color mixing in both acrylics and oil paints. Participants will delve into advanced color theory, experiment with various techniques, and develop a nuanced approach to color application. Through hands-on exercises and guided practice, participants will gain confidence in manipulating color to achieve desired effects in their paintings.

Who Can Attend:

  • Painters working with both acrylics and oil paints
  • Professionals looking to deepen their understanding of color theory and mixing

Training Outcomes:
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand advanced color theory principles and their application in painting.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in creating harmonious color palettes.
  3. Employ techniques for achieving subtle shifts in color temperature and intensity.
  4. Create visually engaging paintings with depth and luminosity through layering and glazing.
  5. Develop personalized strategies for effective color mixing and decision-making in their artwork.
  6. Gain confidence in using limited palettes for optimal color harmony.


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration: 10 Days

Unit Standard: 244173

NQF Level: 03

Number of Credits: 8

Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website


When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

  1. Review of Basic Color Theory:
    • Color wheel and primary/secondary/tertiary colors
    • Complementary, analogous, and split-complementary color schemes
  2. Advanced Color Relationships:
    • Triadic and tetradic color schemes
    • Exploring color harmonies in famous artworks
  3. Color Temperature and Intensity:
    • Warm and cool color schemes
    • Strategies for adjusting color intensity
  4. Limited Palette Techniques:
    • Historical examples of limited palettes
    • Practical exercises using a restricted color palette
  5. Underpainting and Grounds:
    • Techniques for establishing a strong foundation of color
    • Experimentation with different underpainting methods
  6. Glazing and Layering:
    • Creating luminosity through transparent layers
    • Building depth with glazing techniques
  7. Color Psychology and Expression:
    • Exploring emotional impact through color choices
    • Analyzing the use of color in contemporary art
  8. Industrial Attachment at an Accredited Painting Company:
    • Participants will attend Industrial Attachment at an Accredited Painting Company